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Fire Protection Engineer

Company: Haskell
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Are you ready to move your career forward, and start the BEST job of your life? Haskell is committed to providing you with the resources to help you grow and discover your potential. We promote an environment that encourages innovative ideas and allows you to develop the best "how" to get the job done. Haskell's federal division is focused on supporting and strengthening our nation's armed forces, national leadership, and security. With over a half-century of in-house integrated design-build and design-bid-build expertise, Haskell has successfully delivered to our clients a wide range of highly specialized and mission-critical aviation, secured and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCIF), headquarters, support, and maintenance facilities throughout the U.S. Join the Haskell team in creating these and other high-performing facilities dedicated to the training, operations, protection, housing, education and support of military personnel, retirees and their families. In the role, you will be responsible for assigned project designs, coordination, client communications, and associated construction administration. Your responsibilities include the supervision of staff assigned to your projects, insuring staff utilization, overseeing the work performed by the assigned staff, the fire protection project budget/time management, and ensuring the design is completed within the project design schedule and budget. This role can be based in any of the Haskell offices or remote depending on which location you currently reside in. Job Responsibilities:

  • Application of Knowledge of Building Systems (Conceptual Design)
    • Applies broad knowledge and skills in fire suppression, fire alarm, life safety, building codes, and hazardous materials
    • Seeks to broaden and apply knowledge in all fields of fire protection such as fire modeling, performance-based design, performance-based calculations, and specialized systems such as explosion protection, hazardous dust, hazardous materials, gaseous agent systems, and alternative suppression systems (e.g. mist, water spray)
    • Independently evaluates selects, and adapts standard techniques, procedures, and criteria
    • Works on projects of moderate size or portions of major projects
    • Ensures understanding and compliance with owner's building program requirements and facility or corporate standards related to fire suppression, fire alarm, life safety, and code compliance building design
    • Confirms and reviews applicable codes and standards including but not limited to the International Building Code Council, National Fire Protection Association, and Unified Facilities Criteria
    • Given the scope of design services, the owner's building program and facility standards, building code research, and relevant industry standards, establish and document the fire protection and life safety systems basis of design and in doing so provide clarification, qualifications, and design assumptions regarding relevant design issues
    • Works with building/facility owners to ensure that the appropriate cost-effective systems/products are utilized in their facility
    • Works with building owner and construction management team to validate construction cost and provide value engineering options as may be necessary
    • Knows when to obtain support from Lead Fire Protection Engineer or Senior Fire Protection Engineer for assistance to determine engineering and design building requirements
    • Interacts with clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others involved in the design and construction process
    • Attends project meetings and presents specific aspects of engineering assignments
    • Design
      • Designs a complete project, system, component, process, or unique aspects as it relates to fire protection
      • Prepares complete contract documents and specifications
      • Performs and documents engineering calculations related to fire protection systems to select code-compliant systems and equipment
      • Performs and documents engineering calculations related to life safety and building code compliance
      • Performs accurate selection and layout for system(s) and equipment
      • Drafts or oversees the drafting of the fire protection systems and in doing so establishes the appropriate level of drawing detail to ensure completeness and accuracy of design and construction cost
      • Schedules fire protection equipment with the appropriate accessories and remarks
      • Independently develops the necessary schematic drawings for fire alarm and sprinkler drawings. (e.g., isometrics, single line diagrams, action matrices, etc.)
      • Independently writes all specifications for systems. Ensures that there is a complete and accurate specification with all systems components and execution of the installation
      • Construction Support
        • Assist with problem-solving for field oversights
        • Shop drawing/Submittal review
        • Does Field inspections and reports with the Group Lead Fire Protection Engineer and/or Senior Fire Protection Engineer
        • Assist in Photograph review
        • Assist with RFI
        • Problem-solving for field oversights
        • Field inspections and reports
        • Photograph review and coordinates concerns/questions with the EOR
        • Project Management
          • Assigns tasks to and directs engineers, technicians, and administrative staff and assists in assuring tasks are completed and are accurate
          • Plans and coordinates detailed aspects of the engineering work
          • Prepares scopes, budgets, and schedules for assignments
          • Assists with proposals to provide professional services or obtain funding for engineering projects or programs Education/Experience:
            • Fire Protection Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from ABET AEC (not TAC) accredited. -Mechanical engineering or other degrees would be acceptable if practicing in the field
            • 8 -10 years of experience Specific Knowledge, Skills, License, Certifications:
              • Licensed Engineer practicing in Fire Protection
              • Need to have a firm foundation in hazardous materials and building code compliance
              • Need to have a firm foundation in dust hazards and H-Occupancies as defined by the IBC Environmental Factors and/or Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, this position is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, and arm, hand and finger dexterity, including the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application/form information. The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status. Haskell will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessities. -Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification. Haskell is a Drug-Free Workplace. #LI-RT1 QualificationsEducationPreferredBachelors or better in Fire Protection.Bachelors or better in Mechanical Engineering.Licenses & CertificationsRequiredProfessional EngineerEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Haskell, Atlanta , Fire Protection Engineer, Engineering , Atlanta, Georgia

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